Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 PM EST

The Stanley Cup finals are finally here. Dallas has won each of their two series openers when they were not favored and in addition, Tampa Bay has had three of their last six games decided by just one goal. Tonight, I am going to meet those two in the middle. I am going to take Dallas with the goals tonight.

Pick: Dallas +1.5(-190)

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More of Less 2.8x

Andrei Vasilevskiy less than 26.5 Saves

Dallas didn’t put 27 shots on Vegas in any of their five games. I don’t see that trend changing tonight, given Tampa Bay was also able to successfully suppress shots against the Islanders as well.

Anton Khudobin more than 24.5 Saves

Tampa consistently put more than 30 shots per game on to the Islanders goalies, while Dallas was able to successfully tie up Vegas in the neutral zone to keep shots down, I would be surprised to see Khudobin not have at least 25 saves.